Promoting and developing bike fitting.
Our committees are here to help.
IBFI Certification is the standard of excellence for bike fitters all over the world, demonstrating competency and commitment to continued development and improvement. It distinguishes the best fitters who are skilled to meet the needs of any fit client, and encourages bike fitters and cycling analysts to continue their learning.
Bike fitting is becoming more and more popular, and as the industry grows, so too does the number of bike fitters. This opens the industry to untrained, inexperienced individuals who could offer improper advice, poor standards of service, and leave consumers with a bad experience of the bike fitting industry.
Our Steering Committee.
The International Bike Fitting Institute is working to raise standards in bike fitting, as well as promoting fitters who have undergone extensive training and have a proven track record in providing quality service. Through its global accreditation scheme, IBFI aims to encourage bike fitters and analysts to continue their professional development, ensuring they offer the best bicycle fitting service to customers, while helping customers identify the best-trained fitters in their area..
Some aspects of cycling biomechanics receive a lot of interest and attention, but there are several areas that remain largely untouched. Our scientific sub-committee will hopefully shed light on these areas to identify gaps in the existing research. Hopefully through an annual research statement we can help guide researchers towards filling much needed gaps that will help us answer some of these questions more quickly
Dr Barney Wainwright
Barney is a Research Fellow at Leeds Beckett University. He combines his role in academia, with work as a bike fitter, biomechanist, physiologist and aerodynamicist. Barney has a wealth of experience supporting elite athletes and was a member of the coaching team for Team GB at both the Athens and Beijing Olympics.
Dr Borut Fonda
Dr Fonda holds an undergrad degree in sports training and a masters degree in kinesiology. His PhD focused on motor control and biomechanics of cycling. He is an award winning researcher and author of two patents and over 50 scientific publications. He is the program director at Cycling Science, Ltd.
Joris has a Masters in physical therapy and is an expert in bike fitting and cycling performance at Bakala Academy in Belgium. He has extensive experience with recreational and professional athletes and is involved in several professional teams including Etixx-Quickstep and Sport Vlaanderen.
Lotte Kraus holds a master degree in physiotherapy as well as several international certificates in physical therapy in the field of manual and sports physiotherapy. Her masters degree evaluated the Center of Pressure in Cycling Optimisation. Lotte is works as a biomechanical researcher, educator and cycling analyst for gebioMized in Germany.
Paul Visentini is a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist with a post graduate degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy. He has been involved in Cycling Injury Management at the highest level, and is undertaking his Doctorate in Physiotherapy, investigating “Clinical Measures of the Closed Kinetic Chain in Cycling”.
Robert has a Masters degree in Physiotherapy with interests in cycling injuries, hip & knee, groin, achilles, and lower limb. He has worked in the professional peloton as a cycling physio for Orica Green-Edge and helps run the annual Pure Sports Medicine conference on bike fitting and cycling injuries.
Languages and time zones make it very difficult to engage and communicate easily with bike fitters from all over the world. By translating the website and installing Regional Reps we can reach a bigger audience and, more importantly, listen to a wider range of members. If you're interested in becoming a Regional Rep, please get in touch through our Contact Us page.
Jesse is a Retul certified bike fitter who has also trained extensively with Trek, obtaining both their level 1 and level 2 precision fit qualifications.
Winston is on the leading bike fitters and bike fit educators in Asia. He delivers courses from BikeFit, Specialized, and Retul, and has recently helped Velogicfit and Guru develop their own training resources.
France, Luxembourg and Belgium
Patrick is a physical therapist and bike fitter who works with both the bike and the rider to help reduce the risk of injury. He is dedicated to continued development and has attended bike fit courses in numerous countries.
Makito is one of the leading bike fitters in Japan, having trained with Retul, BikeFit and MotionLogic. He is a BikeFit instructor, running their level 1 and 2 courses in Japan. Makito has also attended several bike fit conferences in Germany and the UK.
Niels is an importer and distributor of bike fitting products, including GebioMized pressure mapping systems and BikeFit wedges. He also owns Cyclefit, which helps shops determine the best sized bike for their customer.
Petter has worked with riders from Protour to hobbyists and everybody inbetween. He is one of the leading fitters in Scandinavia and works with the IBFI as our Regional Representative there.
South East Asia
Timothy has attended numerous bike fit courses and is the regional educator for GebioMized and ISCO. He has presented at bike fitting conferences and helped conduct scientific research into saddle contact.
Lee "DK" DongKeon
DK has been fitting for over 10 years and worked with bike fit education companies, including BikeFit Systems, Velogicfit and Specialized Body Geometry, to help train bike fitters across Korea.
Jorge is a certified Phisyotherapist and an Osteopath. He has been bike fitting since 2011 using 3D motion capture. Jorge is also the course director and professor of clinical biomechanics of cycling at fisiofocus.